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cross-posted from Daily Kos
Weeks before he was murdered, Romero said, "If they kill me, I shall arise in the Salvadoran people." Many, both here and in the United States, believe that in this election Romero did, indeed, arise - in the ballots of the Salvadoran people. Yesterday, at a Mass in the cavernous, unfinished concrete Metropolitan Cathedral where Romero is buried, I wondered if a time will come, under President Funes, for it to be completed.
That is the final paragraph of an op ed in today's Boston Globe,. Charlie Clements, was an Air Force pilot in Vietnam who became a doctor who was treating many Salvadoran refugees in California when one of the last century's great men, Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez of San Salvador, was assassinated on March 24, 1980. Clement was an invited guest when more than a decade of civil war in El Salvador ended with a peace ceremony in Mexico. And today he will be present nas the new president of the nation, Mauricio Funes, is sworn in on the site of a 1977 massacre of people protesting a fraudulent presidential election.
I will discuss the op ed in passing, but you need to read it. I am more concerned about the rebirth of Romero through the Salvadoran people, as he himself predicted.